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1968 New York Giants

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFL Capitol Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: 0.0, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (21.0/g), 7th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -31 points (-2.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-7.8.

Coach: Allie Sherman (7-7-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fran Tarkenton* 28 7 14 182 for 337, 2,555 yards, 21 td, 12 int, & 57 rushes for 301 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HB Ernie Koy 26 3 0 89 rushes for 394 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 59 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
FB Bobby Duhon 22 Rook 0 101 rushes for 362 yards, 3 td, & 37 catches for 373 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
FL Joe Morrison 31 9 0 37 catches for 425 yards, 6 td, & 9 rushes for 28 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
SE Homer Jones* 27 4 0 45 catches for 1,057 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963
TE Aaron Thomas 31 7 0 29 catches for 449 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
LT Willie Young 25 2 0
LG Pete Case 28 6 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 27th pick / 1962
C Greg Larson* 29 7 0 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
RG Darrell Dess 33 10 0 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
RT Steve Wright 26 4 0 New York Jets / 8th / 59th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 5th / 69th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Katcavage 34 12 0 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
LDT Roger Anderson 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 51st pick / 1964
New York Giants / 7th / 96th pick / 1964
RDT Bob Lurtsema 26 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Bruce Anderson 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 82nd pick / 1966
LLB Tommy Crutcher 27 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 41st pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 82nd pick / 1964
MLB Henry Davis 26 Rook 0 New York Giants / 11th / 288th pick / 1968
RLB Ken Avery 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
LCB Scott Eaton 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 187th pick / 1967
RCB Willie Williams 26 3 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
LS Bruce Maher 31 8 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
RS Spider Lockhart* 25 3 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 26 4 0 14 of 24 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Ernie Koy 26 3 0 44 punts for a 37.5 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
PR Spider Lockhart* 25 3 0 13 punt returns for a 5.3 average and 0 td New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
KR Ronnie Blye 25 Rook 0 35 kick returns for a 21.0 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Bruce Anderson 24 RDE 14 0 250 6-4 Willamette 1/18/1944 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 82nd pick / 1966
73 Roger Anderson 26 LDT 14 0 265 6-5 Virginia Union 11/11/1942 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 51st pick / 1964
New York Giants / 7th / 96th pick / 1964
54 Ken Avery 24 RLB 14 0 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 1 5 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
22 Ronnie Blye 25 KR 13 0 202 6-1 Notre Dame,Florida A&M 12/29/1943 Rook 4
82 McKinley Boston 23 13 0 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/5/1945 Rook 3 New York Giants / 15th / 396th pick / 1968
83 Barry Brown 25 12 0 230 6-3 Florida 4/17/1943 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 19th / 266th pick / 1965
77 Rich Buzin 22 14 0 255 6-5 Penn St. 1/25/1946 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 41st pick / 1968
65 Pete Case 28 LG 14 0 245 6-3 Georgia 12/27/1940 6 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 27th pick / 1962
58 Mike Ciccolella 25 14 0 225 6-0 Dayton 10/19/1943 2 3 New York Giants / 18th / 239th pick / 1965
57 Vince Costello 36 2 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 11 2
89 Bobby Crespino 30 11 0 225 6-5 Mississippi 1/11/1938 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 44th pick / 1961
56 Tommy Crutcher 27 LLB 14 0 229 6-3 TCU 8/10/1941 4 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 41st pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 82nd pick / 1964
66 Henry Davis 26 MLB 14 0 235 6-3 Grambling St. 11/8/1942 Rook 5 New York Giants / 11th / 288th pick / 1968
62 Darrell Dess 33 RG 13 0 243 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/11/1935 10 6 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
28 Bobby Duhon 22 FB 13 0 195 6-0 Tulane 9/24/1946 Rook 9 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
20 Scott Eaton 24 LCB 14 0 205 6-3 Oregon St. 8/20/1944 1 6 New York Giants / 8th / 187th pick / 1967
24 Tucker Frederickson 25 14 0 220 6-2 Auburn 1/12/1943 3 6 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
3 Pete Gogolak 26 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 4 4 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
64 Andy Gross 23 14 0 230 6-0 Auburn 10/13/1945 1 3
61 Charlie Harper 24 14 0 250 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/14/1944 2 3 New York Giants / 8th / 113th pick / 1966
59 Chuck Hinton 26 14 0 235 6-2 Mississippi 12/6/1942 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 22nd / 176th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 15th / 208th pick / 1964
49 Jim Holifield 22 14 0 195 6-3 Jackson St. 1/18/1946 Rook 3 New York Giants / 12th / 314th pick / 1968
45 Homer Jones* 27 SE 14 0 215 6-2 Texas Southern 2/18/1941 4 15 Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963
75 Jim Katcavage 34 LDE 14 0 237 6-3 Dayton 10/28/1934 12 5 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
47 Joe Koontz 23 14 0 192 6-1 San Francisco St. 8/13/1945 Rook 0 New York Giants / 9th / 234th pick / 1968
23 Ernie Koy 26 HB 13 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/22/1942 3 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
15 Gary Lane 26 7 0 210 6-1 Missouri 12/21/1942 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 125th pick / 1965
53 Greg Larson* 29 C 14 0 250 6-3 Minnesota 11/15/1939 7 8 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
43 Spider Lockhart* 25 PR 14 0 175 6-2 North Texas 4/6/1943 3 9 New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
71 Bob Lurtsema 26 RDT 14 0 250 6-6 Michigan Tech,West. Michigan 3/29/1942 1 5
21 Bruce Maher 31 LS 14 0 190 5-11 Detroit Mercy 7/25/1937 8 5 Detroit Lions / 15th / 173rd pick / 1959
27 Randy Minniear 25 2 0 210 6-1 Purdue 12/27/1943 1 1 New York Giants / 20th / 301st pick / 1966
40 Joe Morrison 31 FL 14 0 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 9 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
72 Sam Silas 28 14 0 255 6-4 Southern Illinois 9/25/1940 5 3 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
10 Fran Tarkenton* 28 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Georgia 2/3/1940 7 16 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
88 Aaron Thomas 31 TE 12 0 210 6-3 Oregon St. 11/7/1937 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
60 Doug Van Horn 24 3 0 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
81 Freeman White 25 14 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 12/17/1943 2 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 11th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 9th / 132nd pick / 1966
41 Willie Williams 26 RCB 14 0 190 6-0 Grambling St. 12/29/1942 3 7 New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
86 Butch Wilson 27 14 0 228 6-2 Alabama 9/18/1941 5 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 41st pick / 1963
19 Gary Wood 26 14 0 192 5-11 Cornell 2/5/1942 4 1 New York Giants / 8th / 109th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 17th / 132nd pick / 1964
78 Steve Wright 26 RT 10 0 250 6-6 Alabama 7/17/1942 4 6 New York Jets / 8th / 59th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 5th / 69th pick / 1964
69 Willie Young 25 LT 14 0 265 6-0 Grambling St. 6/27/1943 2 6
Team Total 26.4 14 224.4 6-2.1 3.5